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OBITUARY: Stephen Shepard Diggs

ATLANTA — Stephen Shepard Diggs, age 70, passed away at his home in Atlanta, Georgia, on Feb. 9, 2022 after a three-month battle with an aggressive brain tumor.

Born May 25, 1951 in Rockingham, to father James Webb Diggs Sr. and mother Elizabeth Shepard Diggs, Stephan was a younger brother to James Diggs Jr. (Becky) of Orlando, Florida and Curtis Diggs (Kathleen) of Dallas, Georgia.

Stephen is survived by his loving wife, Pam Diggs of Atlanta, Georgia; daughter, Lacey Hofmeyer (Erik) of Miami, Florida; son, Kevin Diggs (Angela) of Niceville, Florida; both brothers; five more grandchildren (Oliver, Greta, Aksel, Theodore, and Lucy); and many extended family members, all of whom he loved dearly.

Stephen graduated with a political science degree from the University of North Carolina Greensboro in 1973 after a vehicle accident ended his ambitions to become a military pilot while attending The Citadel. Stephen enjoyed a 40-plus-year career across many companies undertaking software development, information technology solutions, and enterprise security system projects around the world.


He enjoyed studying and documenting the Diggs family ancestry, socializing through amateur (ham) radio (W4EPI), leisure traveling and attending concerts with his wife, adventurous hiking, visiting grandchildren, and tinkering with gadgets.

In lieu of flowers, you are welcome to make a donation in Stephen’s name to UNCG or to the Atlanta Union Mission.

A graveside service for Mr. Diggs will be conducted at Eastside Cemetery in Rockingham. Services will be held Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022 at 10 a.m.

Online condolences may be made at watson-kingfuneralhome.com. Watson-King Funeral Home in Rockingham is serving the Diggs family.

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